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Michael Biesecker

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Past articles by Michael:

War Crimes Watch: Russia’s onslaught on Ukrainian hospitals

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — For a month now, Russian forces have repeatedly attacked Ukrainian medical facilities, striking at hospitals, ambulances, medics,... → Read More

War Crimes Watch: Russia's onslaught on Ukrainian hospitals

The AP and Frontline have teamed up to track evidence of potential war crimes committed during the largest conflict in Europe since the end of World War II. Here's what they found. → Read More

War Crimes Watch: Russia's onslaught on Ukrainian hospitals

For a month now, Russian forces have repeatedly attacked Ukrainian medical facilities, striking at hospitals, ambulances, medics, patients and even newborns — with at least 34 assaults independently documented by The Associated Press. → Read More

War Crimes Watch: Russia’s onslaught on Ukrainian hospitals

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — For a month now, Russian forces have repeatedly attacked Ukrainian medical facilities, striking at hospitals, ambulances, medics → Read More

Fleeing sanctions, oligarchs seek safe ports for superyachts

French and Italian authorities have seized several huge yachts linked to Russian oligarchs. But in many cases, the process could prove challenging. → Read More

Fleeing sanctions, oligarchs seek safe ports for superyachts

French and Italian authorities have seized several huge yachts linked to Russian oligarchs. But in many cases, the process could prove challenging. → Read More

Fleeing sanctions, oligarchs seek safe ports for superyachts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive superyacht Dilbar stretches one-and-a-half football fields in length, about as long as a World War I dreadnaught. It boa... → Read More

US sanctions on Russian oligarchs miss richest of rich

But the raft of sanctions on oligarchs announced by President Biden in response to the invasion of Ukraine may do little to dim the jet-setting lifestyles of Russia’s ultra-rich and infamous – much less force a withdrawal of tanks and troops. → Read More

US sanctions on Russian oligarchs miss richest of rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — The term Russian oligarch conjures images of posh London mansions, gold-plated Bentleys and sleek superyachts in the Mediterranean, their decks draped with partiers dripping… → Read More

US sanctions on Russian oligarchs miss richest of rich

Experts say the sanctions on oligarchs announced by President Joe Biden this week in response to the invasion of Ukraine may do little to dim the jet-setting lifestyles of Russia’s ultra-rich — much less force a withdrawal of tanks and troops → Read More

US sanctions on Russian oligarchs miss richest of rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — The term Russian oligarch conjures images of posh London mansions, gold-plated Bentleys and sleek superyachts in the Mediterranean, their decks draped with partiers dripping in jewels. → Read More

Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story

Former President Trump has sought to portray the woman shot by a police officer during the Jan. 6 insurrection as a righteous martyr. → Read More

Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story.

The first time Celeste Norris laid eyes on Ashli Babbitt, the future insurrectionist had just rammed her vehicle three times with an SUV and was pounding on the window, challenging her to a fight. → Read More

Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Celeste Norris laid eyes on Ashli Babbitt, the future insurrectionist had just rammed her vehicle three times with an SUV and was pounding on the window, challenging her to a fight. Norris says the bad blood between them began in 2015, when Babbitt engaged in a monthslong extramarital affair with Norris' longtime live-in boyfriend. When she learned of the… → Read More

Ashli Babbitt a martyr? Her past tells a more complex story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Celeste Norris laid eyes on Ashli Babbitt, the future insurrectionist had just rammed her vehicle three times with an SUV and was pounding on the window, challenging her to a fight. → Read More

Investigators board ship that was anchored near oil pipeline

The U.S. Coast Guard has boarded a massive cargo ship as it investigates the rupture of an offshore oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on Souther California beaches → Read More

California oil spill: Investigators board ship that was anchored near oil pipeline

U.S. Coast Guard investigators have boarded a massive cargo ship as they probe what caused the rupture of an offshore oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on Southern California beaches. → Read More

Investigators board ship that was anchored near oil pipeline that ruptured off Southern California coast

US Coast Guard investigators have boarded a massive cargo ship as part of the ongoing probe into what caused the massive spill that sent crude washing up on local beaches. → Read More

Investigators board ship that was anchored near oil pipeline

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard investigators have boarded a massive cargo ship as part of the ongoing probe into what caused the rupture of a California oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on beaches. → Read More

Investigators board ship that was anchored near oil pipeline

The U.S. Coast Guard has boarded a massive cargo ship as it investigates the rupture of an offshore oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on Souther California beaches → Read More